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A Sweet Smell of Roses Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Johnson, Angela (Author), Velazquez, Eric (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1416953612     ISBN-13: 9781416953616
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2008
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Annotation: Two Coretta Scott King Award winners celebrate the participation of children during the Civil Rights movement, with this story of two young girls who sneak out of their house at night to go across town where men and women gather for a march for justice.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2005295419
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 480 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 10.8" W x 9.7" (0.40 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Black History
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 84099
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
There's a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls sneak out of their house, down the street, and across town to where men and women are gathered, ready to march for freedom and justice. Inspired by countless children and young adults who took a stand, two Coretta Scott King honorees offer a heart-lifting glimpse of children's roles in the civil rights movement.


Contributor Bio(s): Velazquez, Eric: - Eric Velazquez, NSCA-CPT, is the cofounder and vice president of PrayFit and a veteran sports, health, and fitness writer.Johnson, Angela: - Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last, Heaven, and Toning the Sweep. The First Part Last was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She is also the author of the novels Looking for Red and A Certain October. Her books for younger readers include the Coretta Scott King Honor Book When I Am Old with You, illustrated by David Soman; Wind Flyers and I Dream of Trains, both illustrated by Loren Long; and Lottie Paris Lives Here and its sequel Lottie Paris and the Best Place, both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. Additional picture books include A Sweet Smell of Roses, Just Like Josh Gibson, The Day Ray Got Away, and All Different Now. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio. Visit her at AJohnsonAuthor.com.
 
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